Rollout News

Rollout News

Christmas Tree Collection

The city will collect Christmas trees after the holidays and put them to good use as mulch for its parks and roadsides. Residents in single family homes inside the city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up by city brush crews. All lights, decorations, stands and nails must be removed from trees. Please be patient; it may take several weeks to collect all the trees.

People who live in apartments, who live outside the city limits or who want to dispose of their trees quickly can take them to the following recreation centers for recycling through January 25:

  • Crawford Park
    4226 Oak Ridge Dr.
  • Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center
    501 Reynolds Blvd.
  • Hanes Park (tennis court parking lot)
    625 West End Blvd.
  • Little Creek Recreation Center
    610 Foxcroft Dr.
  • Old Town Recreation Center (tennis court parking lot)
    4550 Shattalon Dr.
  • Parkland Park (tennis courts)
    1660 Brewer Rd.
  • Polo Park (swimming pool parking lot)
    1850 Polo Rd.
  • Salem Lake (at the gate)
    1001 Salem Lake Rd.
  • Sprague Street Recreation Center
    1350 E. Sprague St.
  • Winston Lake (swimming pool parking lot)
    3535 Winston Lake Rd.

Winter Storm Collections

Winter storms can affect collections. As a rule, if neighborhood streets are passable, collections will not be affected by winter storms. However, snow or ice in yards may affect the ability to conduct backyard collections for those citizens who have a curbside collection waiver.

Any changes in collection procedures will be posted the city website and sent to local television and radio stations. Citizens can also call CityLink 311 for information about collection changes.

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RECYCLE Winston-Salem!

Recycle & Win Wrap-up

More than 162 Winston-Salem households won $50 Harris Teeter gift cards during the Coca-Cola Recycle & Win promotion, which ran from July 9 through Dec. 28 and was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Harris Teeter grocery stores and the city of Winston-Salem. Each week during the promotion, at least six households, and often more, could win a Harris Teeter gift card if they were “caught” recycling properly.

Recycle Today thanks everyone who participated in the promotion. You helped spread the word during our transition to rollout recycling!

Bulky Item Collection to Start March 4

The city will begin its annual bulky item collection on March 4. Collection will run through August. City crews will pass through each neighborhood once to collect such items as carpet, appliances, furniture, mattresses, etc. Televisions and other electronic waste such as computers laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, mice and keyboards cannot be collected.

Other items that city crews cannot collect during bulky item pickup include tires, car parts, paint, oil drums, yard waste, wood, lumber, building material, glass, cement, rocks, and hazardous or infectious waste. Households will receive a postcard with their collection date. Homeowners will also be able to enter their address online to learn their collection date. For complete information about bulky item collection, including a list of what can and cannot be collected, go to or call CityLink 311.

Upcoming Holiday Collection Changes

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. CityLink, the city’s 24-hour citizen service call center, will be open to assist citizens. Garbage and recycling will follow the normal schedule. All yard-waste cart collections will be postponed one day.

Easter Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, March 29, for the Easter holiday. CityLink, the city’s 24-hour citizen service call center, will be open to assist citizens. Garbage collections scheduled for Friday will take place on Monday, April 1. Recycling and yard waste collections will not be affected. 

Holiday collection schedule for 2013 

Proper Recycling

If your recycling is collected the same day as your garbage or your yard waste, remember: KEEP THREE FEET between your carts when you set them out at the street. Also keep three feet between the cart and any other object, including cars, mail boxes, trees, and sign posts. The gap allows automated collection trucks to pick up the cart.

When you set out your cart:

  • Put the cart at the curb or the edge of the pavement, but not in the street.
  • The front of the cart must face the street (the handle is located on the back side).
  • Do not place the cart under low utility lines or tree limbs, or in front of cars or mailboxes.

Follow these guidelines for garbage and year-waste carts, too.

All your recyclables can go in the cart, but no garbage, wires, clothes, electronics or broken appliances.

Recycle Today web site


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CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM - Mayor: Allen Joines; City Council: Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore, Northeast Ward; Denise D. Adams, North Ward; Dan Besse, Southwest Ward; Robert C. Clark, West Ward; Molly Leight, South Ward; Wanda Merschel, Northwest Ward; Derwin L. Montgomery, East Ward; Wanda Merschel, Northwest Ward; James Taylor Jr., Southeast Ward; City Manager: Lee Garrity

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